07/04/15 7:51pm

Polizeiauto
We will gladly post reader submissions like this ANYTIME and your help with discussing issues in Alexandria is ALWAYS appreciated. You can submit items about whatever topic you want to talk about in Alexandria – just please keep it clean. Simply contact me if you’d like to contribute and/or have something posted.

An Old Town resident writes in about the string of recent ‘shots fired’ calls in Alexandria. What are your thoughts on this?? Alexandria Police (APD) addressed the recent string of calls at this link.

REMINDER: APD is hosting a community meeting on this week’s first homicide of 2015 on Monday, July 6.

Dear Red Brick Town,

I live at Queen and Columbus and I’ve heard gunfire from that area five times in the past 6 weeks. Always between 11pm and 3am. 15 shots one night. I drive through that neighborhood almost every day, but I would never go near it after dark.

(Photo by Robert Gebler, on Flickr)

07/04/15 11:28am

July 4th Fireworks in Washington D.C.
I will be up at the steps of the Masonic Temple in Alexandria, Virginia watching the fireworks in Washington, DC.

Fireworks are launched at 9:09 PM from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument.

Here are top places to watch the fireworks in Washington DC from the Alexandria, Virginia area while avoiding the National Mall.

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07/03/15 1:31pm

Sand & Steel Fitness

Sand and Steel Fitness, located at 109 S. Alfred Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is now hiring and is looking for YOU.

  • Front Desk – The right person needs receptionist, sales, or administrative experience. Position will grow into an Operations Manager role.
  • Trainer – needs previous trainer experience. Expect them to help with sales & marketing efforts to find their own clients.

Sand and Steel Fitness compensate with hourly training rates + referral bonuses for every client they bring.

Please send Dawn Anderson your resume via email. No phone calls or walk-ins.

(Image via Sand & Steel Fitness on Facebook)

07/03/15 11:39am

Via WMATA, Metro is the fastest, most convenient way to get to July 4 holiday weekend festivities on the National Mall or any of the other great events around the National Capital Region.  Here is an overview of rail and bus service on the holiday, as well as some important travel tips for riders:

HOURS & SERVICE

Friday, July 3 (Holiday observed)

  • Metrorail: Open 7 a.m. until 3 a.m.  Trains will run on a Saturday schedule.
  • Parking: Free at all Metro-operated facilities.
  • Fares: Off-Peak fares will be in effect all day.
  • Metrobus: Saturday supplemental schedule.
  • MetroAccess: Regular service hours.  Subscription trips are cancelled. Please ensure all July 4 reservations are booked before 4:30 p.m. on July 3.
  • Customer Service: Will be closed.

Saturday, July 4

  • Metrorail: Open 7 a.m. until 3 a.m.  Trains will run on a Saturday schedule until about 2 p.m., and then gradually ramp up to near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Due to large crowds, bicycles and large coolers are not permitted. Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory for the entire service day. Passengers traveling to/from stations east of Stadium-Armory will need to use a Blue Line train to complete their trip.
  • Parking:  Free at all Metro-operated facilities.
  • Fares: Off-Peak fares will be in effect EXCEPT 12:01 a.m. through closing Sunday at 3 a.m.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RIDERS TRAVELING TO FOO FIGHTERS CONCERT AT RFK STADIUM: This event is scheduled to end around midnight. At midnight, PEAK fares go into effect as scheduled (standard Metrorail fare policy). Please be sure you load enough value on your SmarTrip or farecard in advance to complete your entire trip. Expect long lines at fare machines at Stadium-Armory.
  • Metrobus: Saturday schedule. Expect detours around the National Mall.
  • MetroAccess: Regular service hours.  Subscription trips are cancelled. Please ensure all July 4 reservations are booked before 4:30 p.m. on July 3.
  • Customer Service: Open 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. by calling 202 637-7000; Lost & Found will be closed.

For more information on getting around this Independence Day, visit this link.